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Two girls with violin

Der Gasteig brummt! – The Gasteig is Abuzz!

Copyright: Benedikt Feiten/Gasteig

Information about the festival

From the very young to the nearly grown-up, “Der Gasteig brummt!” takes visitors on a musical voyage of discovery, providing a chance to listen, try out, dance, sing and play along. As every year, the Gasteig’s resident institutions and many of the art centre’s other partners offer a varied hands-on programme for children and youngsters. Over two days, concerts, instrument demonstrations and workshops will fill the Gasteig’s spaces with life.

Der Gasteig brummt! – The Gasteig is Abuzz! 2024: Birthday Party!

For the 20th time, thousands of music enthusiasts young and old were invading the Gasteig. The two-day event on March 22nd and 22rd allowed children, youngsters, families and school classes to “invade” the Gasteig HP8 in Sendling and find out all about the music activities taking place there through a wide range of workshops, concerts and participative sessions. Get a glimpse of the programme.

Violin maker explains his instrument to a child
Children watch the video wall in Hall E
Children play on the island of culture
Two children examine a flute
Child painting in the hall E
Children look at a double bass, several musicians stand around it
Numerous guests in Hall E of the Gasteig
Girl and mother, the girl holds a violin in her hand
Woman selling donuts
Children listen to a concert at the Isarphilharmonie
Boy sits and plays on a cajon
Baby plays with a drum
Boy with a guitar
Two children play a keyboard instrument

“It’s great to see the kids interacting with the artists on stage with such joy. To experience this enthusiasm even from children who don’t normally have easy access to music is wonderful.”

Project Manager Marie Désarménien

An Event of Gasteig München GmbH in cooperation with the Gasteig Cultural Foundation, the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich Public Library, the Münchner Volkshochschule and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. An initiative of the Munich Philharmonic. // With the kind support of Stadtsparkasse München with funds from the Sparkassen PS Sparen und Gewinnen lottery. // With the kind support of Motel One // Media partner: Himbeer – // We would like to thank all other partners and institutions, especially the artists and instrument makers, for their participation.

Der Gasteig brummt! 2023

In 2023, Der Gasteig brummt! took place for the first time at the Gasteig HP8. On 3 March – unperturbed by the public transport strike – plenty of school classes and kindergarten groups invaded our arts centre in Sendling. And on 4 March, hundreds of families turned up at the Gasteig HP8 to participate in the many workshops, concerts and exciting hands-on activities for only € 2.00 per person. The children’s programme included painting activities and trying out instruments.


Watch the kids of C.O.N.SONANZA perform in this 360° video – just click into the video and take a look around. Hold the mouse button pressed to move around on stage.

Music as inspiration

The Der Gasteig brummt! festival has a wide range of music and activities on offer and will provide plenty of enjoyment for newcomers to the world of music as well as seasoned music fans looking for new inspiration. Bringing kids in contact with music at an early age is what motivates the makers and musicians involved as well as many teachers.

“This festival holds a wonderful mix in store for the children: it lets them experience the concert atmosphere in a big auditorium, and they can take a look backstage, where they can meet the musicians and learn all sorts of interesting things about their instruments. A trip to the Gasteig is the best way of showing kids what music is all about.”

Julian Weller, Deputy Head of Planegg Primary School

If you want to take part in the programme, contact our project team at